The designers write: ‘Our challenge was to unify different purpose spaces in one unique design voice. We did that by using a single typeface, the excellent Torque by Type Supply and keeping the color palette simple and on brand.’
‘We designed information graphics, pictograms, quotes from known educators and innovators in a way that either grabbed attention or receded, depending on each room’s objective.’
‘Simply put, we had a heck lot of fun with typography and illustration to help communicate Estácio’s particular vision of the future.’
Pentagram writes: ‘Founded in 2003 by the esteemed editor Ann Godoff, Penguin Press is an imprint of Penguin that publishes literary fiction and quality non-fiction by a distinguished list of authors that includes Thomas Pynchon, Zadie Smith, Ron Chernow, John Berendt, Michael Pollan and Errol Morris, among many others. Pentagram’s Michael Bierut and his team have designed a new identity for Penguin Press that establishes an iconic symbol for the imprint. Bierut and his designers also recently developed the new brand identity for Penguin Random House, Penguin’s parent company.’
While developing the wordmark, Pentagram ‘focused on working with the “PP” acronym, which is actually a difficult pair of letters to work with. The team soon recognized the similarity to ¶, the proofreader’s symbol for a paragraph, which is called a pilcrow and consists of two Ps in reverse. Using the same configuration provided a concise acronym that evoked the essence of what publishers sell: words turned into sentences turned into paragraphs.’
‘The identity utilizes the font Balto Light, designed by Tal Leming. The lowercase g has been customized with a flat ear, to better complement the flat x-height of the wordmark. The identity has started appearing on book jackets and promotions, and is featured as a pattern on the Penguin Press Winter 2015 catalog.’
MGMT., the exhibition designers write: ‘An exhibition at the Boston Society of Architects. Curated and designed by MILLIGRAM-office with graphics by MGMT., Rights of Way: Mobility and the City is a global exploration of mobility and transportation in cities. The exhibition features dozens of examples of visionary urban thinking, showing how the city is shaped by the ways people move through it.’
The BSA writes: ‘The exhibition will examine large-scale urban futures, contemporary examples of innovative design for transit and public space, historical attempts at remaking the city, and individual adaptations of mobility systems.’
‘Rights of Way demonstrates that our urban environment is the result of constant negotiation among designers, policy makers, the private sector, and individual residents. By claiming that access to mobility is access to opportunity and that everyone has his or her own “right of way,” this future-oriented show reveals how those public rights are always at play in the shared commons of the city.’
The Syracuse Connective Corridor is about ‘place-making’ — connecting university and community assets to create a place where talent wants to live, work and invest.
The Connective Corridor is a nationally recognized example of university engagement. The multidisciplinary project is reshaping the face of the City of Syracuse through new urban spaces and streetscapes, bike and pedestrian paths, public art, parks and landscapes, green infrastructure, façade improvements, historic preservation, neighborhood revitalization, signage and branding, and events programming. The Corridor is a linear stage that connects University Hill with downtown Syracuse, providing a platform for interaction between the campus and an engaged creative community. And, it is collaboration that strengthens the education experience, as well as the community.
‘In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the First Manned Space Flight and the installation of the Yuri Gagarin statue on the Mall, the British Council presents Gagarin in Britain, an exhibition on the life of Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin and the early Soviet space programme, at British Council headquarters.’